THE STORAGE AND DISPLAY OF BATHYMETRY INFORMATION FOR TACTICAL SONAR APPLICATIONS

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Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);IOTEK Inc, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
In advanced tactical sonar applications there is a requirement to integrate environmental information, such as coastline and bathymetry data, with traditional tactical information such as ownship and contact position, course and speed data. This information must be displayed in the real-time, highly interactive environment characteristic of tactical applications. In support of this requirement, an investigation of existing coastline and bathymetric databases and display techniques was initiated by the Sonar Information Management Group at DREA. The report contains the findings of that investigation. It begins with a comprehensive survey of integrated geographic information management packages followed by an overview of existing ocean mapping databases and data exchange formats. It also includes a discussion of rendering techniques for coastline and bathymetry data as well as considerations regarding the required hardware and software. It concludes with both hardware and software recommendations for the storage and display of coastline and bathymetry information for tactical sonar applications.
Keywords
Edinburgh Catalogue
Report Number
DREA-CR-95-437;2140 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 1995
Number of Pages
172
DSTKIM No
95-03569
CANDIS No
153509
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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